As you seek to expand the diversity and inclusivity in your library’s collections, it can be overwhelming to pick from the many eBooks available. In this article, EBSCO Collection Development librarians have gathered some of the most popular eBooks published in 2022 across a variety of subjects related to diversity, equity, and inclusion that would be welcome additions to any academic library.  

From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century by William A. Darity & A. Kirsten Mullen 
Published by University of North Carolina Press 
Exploring the complex topic of reparations from both a historical and modern-day lens, this innovative and highly praised study presents a detailed look at how economic disparity has negatively affected Black Americans and outlines what a successful reparations program might look like.

Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action by Kevin Guyan 
Published by Bloomsbury Academic 
In an era where the collection and use of data has never been more important, are there certain groups being excluded from the data that informs our political policies and everyday lives? Guyan explores that topic in this fascinating work, which demonstrates why the inclusion of “queer data” – data relating to gender, sex, sexual orientation, and trans identity and history – is vital to informing decisions about legislation, public policy, and representation. A relevant text for both researchers and general readers interested in how data is used.

Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America by George D. Smithers 
Published by Beacon Press 
Two-Spirit people, those who identify as neither male nor female, have hundreds of tribal-specific identities across various indigenous groups. Smithers draws on historical sources, art, archaeology, and oral tradition to provide this history of how the Two-Spirit identity resisted and survived despite hundreds of years of colonial violence and systematic oppression against indigenous peoples.

Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity by Devin Price 
Published by Penguin Random House 
In this Library Journal-starred, highly personal read, Dr. Devin Price explores the social practice of “masking” by autistic individuals, which allows them to pass as neurotypical as they navigate society. By investigating how people of marginalized identities are often left out of the traditionally white, male idea of an autistic person, Dr. Price provides the groundwork for all autistic readers to “unmask” and express their true selves.

Black Country Music: Listening for Revolutions by Francesca T. Royster 
Published by University of Texas Press 
In a genre typically perceived as white, there is little writing on the Black musicians who have long been part of country music and are continuing to innovate within it today. The first scholarly work on Black country music by a Black author, Black Country Music sheds light on these performers and fans and defies the notion that country music is exclusively for white listeners.

Sex is as Sex Does: Governing Transgender Identity by Paisley Currah 
Published by New York University Press 
Transgender people face a confusing bureaucratic web when attempting to list their gender on government documents across various agencies, each of which has their own rules for what gender markers are available and for whom. Currah dives into how trans individuals navigate the legal rules and definitions that accompany different organizations and questions how they affect the lives of the transgender community. This title offers a different perspective on gender studies and contributes to a timely conversation.

Here to Stay: Uncovering South Asian American History by Geetika Rudra 
Published by Rutgers University Press 
Rudra, a second-generation Indian immigrant, provides a window into the lives of South Asians in America in the first half of the 20th century. Readers will learn about communities and individuals across the country and their contributions to culture and society. A fascinating read that opens an often-erased part of American history.

Eating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America by Psyche A. Williams-Forson 
Published by University of North Carolina Press 
Written by a food culture scholar, Eating While Black offers a multi-perspective view on how food and race are politicized in America. Examining mass media, nutrition, economics, and government policies, Williams-Forson encourages a conversation about how racism and eating are interlinked and how we can strive to make food equitable while providing a look into the history of Black ingenuity and survival.

The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet by Leah Thomas 
Published by Voracious 
Time 100 Next honoree Leah Thomas explores the essential topic of how race, class, and gender intersect with climate change in this accessible work. Black, indigenous, and people of color bear an unequal impact of environmental injustice, and Thomas addresses ways that those passionate about the climate can make their activism more inclusive.

This Arab is Queer: An Anthology of LGBTQ+ Arab Writers edited by Elias Jahshan 
Published by Saqi Books 
Giving queer Arab writers space to tell their own authentic stories, this anthology brings together eighteen memoir essays exploring the challenges of being both LGBTQ+ and Arab. A strong addition to gender studies and ethnic studies collections.

New and Updated DEI Featured Collections

These sizeable e-book collections are suitable for institutions looking to select from and own hundreds of DEI e-book options. 

  • African American History Collection
  • Antiracist Reading
  • Asian American Studies
  • Community Policing Collection
  • Decolonization
  • Diverse Voices
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Doody’s Special Topics: Health Equity
  • Doody’s Special Topics: Rural Health
  • Global Black Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Islamic Studies Collection
  • Japanese History and Culture Collection
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Collection - Arts & Humanities
  • Latin American Collection - Social Sciences
  • LGBTQIA+ Studies
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Women’s History Collection
  • Worldwide Topics in Antiracism 

Featured Collections for Juvenile & Young Adults

These featured e-book collections contain popular e-book picks for Juvenile & Young Adults. Visit ECM to browse all collections.

  • Antiracist Reading for Youth
  • Diverse Books for Youth
  • Ethnic Studies for High School
  • K-8 African American History
  • K-8 Indigenous History & Culture
  • K-8 Women’s History Collection

Subject Sets

Subject sets are small to medium-sized collections of frontlist e-books that can be quickly viewed, easily purchased and accessible to students in minutes, while assuring quality coverage of important subject areas. Visit ECM to browse all subject sets.

  • Accessibility & Disability Studies
  • American Contemporary Issues
  • Ethnic & Cultural Studies
  • Gender & LGBTQ+ Studies
  • World Contemporary Social Issues

Foreign Language Subject Sets

  • Dutch Social Science 2022
  • French Language & Literature 2022
  • German Language & Literature 2022
  • Japanese Business & Economics 2022
  • Portuguese Business & Economics 2022
  • Spanish Literary Criticism 2022

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